September 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm
In his 1992 documentary “Compassion in Exile”, filmmaker Mickey Lemle created a groundbreaking portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama. His new film takes a fresh look at His Holiness, focusing on what matters to him in his 80s: the historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his influence in political, spiritual and educational spheres; his work with neuroscientists; and his personal feelings as he ages.
The Dalai Lama’s urgency and dedication are front and center as he turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death—and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia. Artfully weaving together interviews with accounts from family, friends and people he inspired, this film vibrantly conveys the Dalai Lama’s humor, wisdom and compassion.